American Set Design  by Arnold Aronson (Author)

This book, one of the few that takes a more academic, rather than practical, view of scenic design, should be required reading for any designer (lights and costumes as well as set) as well as every director.

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Book Description

This book, one of the few that takes a more academic, rather than practical, view of scenic design, should be required reading for any designer (lights and costumes as well as set) as well as every director. In his designer profiles Aronson shows the reader the different processes that can be utilized to achieve a successful design. It is also one of the few books that gives the reader an opportunity to get deeper into the history of contemporary American design, as each designer is sure to mention his or her influences and teachers. Far more useful then the practical books on design in helping a young designer conceptualize, collaborate and create interesting designs.